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Cable Car Cinema & Cafe

Neighborhood: College Hill
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Address: 204 S. Main St., Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-272-3970
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Activities: Dining
Description: Enjoy dinner and a movie at this unique theater.

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Fun spot to catch a movie

This a an independent movie house/coffee shoppe/snack bar across the river near Brown. They show an offbeat selection of films. This is a very hip spot! Unfortunately, the film we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Lake Grove, NY
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Lake Grove, NY
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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This a an independent movie house/coffee shoppe/snack bar across the river near Brown. They show an offbeat selection of films. This is a very hip spot! Unfortunately, the film we saw this day was a New Zealand black comedy about vampires befriending humans and werewolves----just horrible! This place is a fun experience that serves an array of foods.

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roswell, NM
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4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I LOVE THIS PLACE. There's something wonderful about being able to have a panini and a glass of wine while watching a movie in a couch seat surrounded by a small group of strangers. It's like an expanded living room mixed with a cafe and a giant screen. The biggest bummer I ever had was dreaming all day of their... More 

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have recently gone to see two movies here with my husband and grown children. Many of the films are off the beaten path documentaries but some comedies are shown. Both films were entertaining. They sell coffee, tea, soda, and other food including a bottomless popcorn that you fill yourself. The chairs are wide cushioned seats. The theater is small... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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113 reviews 113 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

They play little gems. You need to be on the ball, things come and go very quickly. They have great special events.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

i've traveled to providence many times in the last 4 years. One of the first things i do is check the schedule at the Cable Car. i love the ambiance, and the food is great. a great place to have coffee even if you don't see a movie. But the programming is always top notch.

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WGRI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The theater is full of big shuffed chairs and couches (with cup holders). Seats have plenty of leg room - and you can just picture yourself taking a nap. The all-you-can-eat popcorn is a draw for me -- and it's popped continuously (not bagged and brought in) and you can add your own amount of SEA SALT. It's not to... More 

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New Orleans
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Cable Car was and is a great small and different cinema showing independent films for over 30 years. My husband and I had our first date here in 1978 seeing an Italian film called Bread and Chocolate which lost a lot of humor with its English translation. I remember telling my Joe what a good time I had watching... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The revamped Cable Car is sweet, the food is good and the film selections are varied and intriguing. It's not only a place for theater, but also for simply stopping by for food or drink. Try it, you'll like it!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Italian woman who made my cappuccino is a genius. The films I saw here are art house all the way-- and the seating was comfortable. They ran a wonderful short at the top of the show, which is one of those old-school revival house touches I just love. There's a great deal of thought going into this place. Do... More 

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Ohio, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I watched a few interesting movies at this popular cinema house that is not played in any other cinema. You can also buy an endless supply of popcorn. The theater plays movies in a single screen with comfortable couches where you can snuggle with a glass of beer or wine and enjoy the movies. I bought snacks and beverages from... More 

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